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I have been raising them since 2004 with no help.

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You said she is a disabled veteran. Does she have more than 30% connected disability?
The payment of military retirement pay, disability severance pay and separation incentive payments, known as Special Separation Benefit (SSB) and Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI), may affect the amount of VA compensation paid to disabled Veterans. For additional details on types of disability claims and how to apply, go to www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/ or apply online at www.ebenefits.va.gov/.
* Veterans with disability ratings of at least 30 percent are eligible for additional allowances for dependents, including spouses, minor children, children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school, children who are permanently incapable of self-support because of a disability arising before age 18, and dependent parents. The additional amount depends on the disability rating and the number of dependents.
Additional Benefits for Eligible Military Retirees Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) is a DoD program that allows some individuals to receive both military retired pay and VA disability compensation. Normally, such concurrent receipt is prohibited.
Veterans do not need to apply for this benefit, as payment is coordinated between VA and the military pay center.
To qualify for CRDP, Veterans must have a VA service-connected rating of 50 percent or greater, be eligible to receive retired pay, and:
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Don't believe everyone's sob story. Surely if they are able to make babies and the birth mother can carry one to full term, they can't be too disabled. And remember their story and no more drastic than yours....their children need help and you are the caregiver. Please get everything done legally. Without the proper paperwork, you will be spinning around and around.
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Contact your county's Aging and Disability Resource Center. Most have programs specifically for this situation provided by funding from the Older American's Act.
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Go after the fathers. It doesn't matter that they are old and broke. They need to support their kids.
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I was granted guardianship in another county where I could represent myself, we have since moved and according too their website I have to have an attorney on record for the guardianship in order to apply for guardianship, just wondering roughly how much does this cost roughly
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Very important.
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Since I do not have guardianship of grand-daughter yet. Will this be important in applying for SSI??
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Children so far are fine, parents are disabled. Mother receives SSI and sends a couple hundred for the 3 kids, fathers, nothing. I have guardianship of the 2 boys but not the youngest girl who just arrived, cant afford that again. Mother knows her daughter is here and agrees to her placement. Father claims he is broke, old, doesnt make enough, blah, blah, blah. Just wondering what was out there for the financial aid for help with the kids. Thank you everyone for your help.
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I'm not sure if you are saying that any of the children that you are caring for are disabled if that is the case, they may be eligible for SSI.
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Children of disabled parents are eligible for social security benefits. Both fathers need to send child support and I'm sure they can be tracked down. Your guardianship papers should have some wording about support payments.
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Father took off, Mother is disabled veteran, she sends some money but it is not enough. I will look into SS to see if they can help. My Husband and I worked when this first happened, 1st baby at 4 weeks. She was in the service, we could handle it, 2nd baby and she was discharged honorably, section 8 basically. The problem is grey area in the law with handicapped/mentally deficient who are considered adult. Rather then see my grandsons go into the system I took guardianship of them. 2 months ago, her little girl who was passed from family member to another finally came to me (different father/disabled person again) at 3 years old with medical/health issues that things became tighter than normal.
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Ten years? Why are you now asking for financial help? I would have been asking back after the first week they were placed with me. What monies have you been using to care for these children?
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You need to demand support payments from the parents. Drag them into family court and have the judge read them the riot act.
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You don't provide much info about their situation, but the parents are normally legally required to provide for the support and maintenance of their minor children. Is there some reason the parents aren't doing this?

You might apply with your county dept of social services to see if you qualify for any public assistance or benefits, though the county or state may go after the parents and seek reimbursement from them. You may qualify for food stamps, Medicaid, or other services.

If the parents are dead or disabled, the children may qualify for social security benefits.

Have you consulted with a CPA ref. tax credit? I have no information about that, but I would check. Also, you might consider if you have legal custody or not. That will likely matter.
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